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Older adults can become targets of financial exploitation by family members, caregivers, scam artists, financial advisers, home repair contractors, fiduciaries (such as agents under power of attorney and guardians), and others. Older adults are attractive targets because they may have More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance
Tags: Senior, elder, financial, abuse
Date: 5/1/2017
The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy initiated a public service campaign in February 2016 focused on helping individuals protect themselves from investment fraud. The campaign reminds investors of the importance of checking the background and registration status of investment More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
The SEC offers online publications that help seniors understand the vast array of investment products and how to avoid investment fraud. In-person presentations explain the red flags of investment fraud and how to check the background of investment professionals. More information...
Audience: Individual
Date: 4/20/2017
Economic studies on households’ financial asset ownership and allocation have discussed the relationship between asset holdings and socioeconomic variables. The current research on asset ownership has been conducted with data from the country of China utilizing a random sample of 2080 Chinese More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: China
Date: 4/12/2017
CFTC SmartCheck is a campaign of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals. This collection of tools allows the responsible investor to confirm the credentials More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance Tools Website
Tags: Investor, Education, Investor Education, Investing, Investment,
Date: 11/25/2014
To equip assisted living and nursing facility staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of elder financial abuse, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a guide to protecting residents from financial exploitation. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: fraud, financial exploitation, consumer protection
Date: 7/8/2014
A SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers) IRA plan offers advantages to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees and provides a simplified way to contribute toward retirement. This publication highlights the advantages of a SIMPLE IRA plan and how to set up and More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Tags: SIMPLE-IRA, ERISA, tax qualification, small business, contributions, fiduciary, trustee
Date: 8/9/2013
Many workers don't realize how important it is to get an early start on saving for retirement. This Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration video provides information for workers about the importance of saving for retirement and how to get started. The video also has links to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Video Website
Tags: longevity risk, retirement risk, tax-deferred retirement account, ERISA, mid-career, new entrants, new job, college seniors
Date: 8/9/2013
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
Explains the difference between gold bullion and gold bullion coins. Offers tips to help people investigate before they invest, and lists tip-offs to rip-offs. Includes a glossary and resources for additional information. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Date: 2/22/2013